Junior Farming Field Manager- Northwest, Lichtenburg - Helen Wilson Recruitment

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    Location: Northwest, Lichtenburg

    Salary: market related basic salary with car allowance PLUS provident fund and medical aid benefit

    Crop Experience: maize, soybeans, sunflower, wheat, or cotton.

    Report to: Senior Farming Field Manager.

    Starting date: ASAP

    Essential Requirements:

    • Must be fluent in Afrikaans -absolutely essential
    • Demonstrated work experience of minimum 5 years in managing farms and practical knowledge of farm row crops of any of the following maize, soybeans, sunflower, wheat, and cotton.
    • Must be based in Lichtenburg
    • Must have reliable vehicle, preferably a utility (4x4/bakkie)
    • A tertiary qualification will be highly preferred: BSC Agriculture or BComm Agricultural Economics
    • Computer literate – MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

    Role outline:

    • Plan, execute, manage, and report on designated Farming units.


    • Construct crop production plans for maize, soybeans, sunflower, wheat and cotton for designated farming units in conjunction with the Operations Manager and Contractors.
    • The production plan includes making chemical- and fertilizer recommendations in conjunction with respective chemical representatives and agronomists.
    • Building a set budget for each unit covering all necessary scenarios within an achievable cost range with the Operations Manager.
    • Evaluate different input prices and farming practice to determine the most efficient production plan.
    • Oversee that land preparations are done accurately and on time.
    • Ensure timely planting and application of inputs within correct procedure and circumstances as set out in the production plan with Farming Contractors and Operations Manager.
    • Coordinate Farming Contractors by assisting with their day-to-day crop production activities and decision making.
    • Continuously visiting designated farming units to follow up and help solve challenges, problems and monitor general progress.
    • On-farm stock management with safe stock storage, regular stock taking and implementation of inputs.
    • Frequent updating and reporting on crop progress as well as projecting production outcomes based on agronomical characteristics and facts for designated Farming units.
    • Reporting on factors that influence the crops during the season and potential damage and/or solutions to it.
    • Reporting on the planned budget and any factors that may influence it toward potential over or under spending for each designated farming unit.
    • Report daily rainfall from farms.
    • Complete, report and update crop estimates pre-harvest.

    If you have not received any feedback from us within 5 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

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